How to Set Up a Microphone in Windows 10

Connect a new microphone to your PC but the microphone doesn’t work? You could try to set up your microphone first. Here is a guide on how to set up a microphone in Windows 10.

1. Easy Steps to Set Up a Microphone in Windows 10

To make your microphone work properly in Windows 10, you could do the following steps to set up the microphone:

Step 1. Right-click the speaker icon on the taskbar and click Recording Devices.

Step 2. In the Recording tab, select your microphone and then click Configure.


Step 3. In the Configure Speech Recognition dialog, select Set up microphone.


Step 4. Select your type of microphone and click Next.


Step 5. Click Next.


Step 6. Read the sentences shown on the screen aloud in a natural speaking voice.

Step 7. Click Next and the setup is complete.

2. Adjust Microphone Settings in Windows 10

To fix your microphone problem, you could also adjust the microphone settings in Windows 10, take these steps below:

Step 1. Right-click the speaker icon on the right bottom side and click Recording Devices.

Step 2. Double-click your microphone to open the Microphone Properties window.

Step 3. Go to the Levels tab and set “Microphone” and “Microphone Boost” to the maximum, and then click OK.

Step 4. Switch to the Enhancements tab and uncheck the Disable all sound effects option.

Step 5. Click the Advanced tab, uncheck the two options: Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device and Enable audio enhancement.

If your microphone is still not working, you may need to update the microphone driver for Windows 10, please refer to this article: 5 Solutions to Fix Microphone Not Working on Windows 10.

Any questions about how to set a microphone in Windows 10, don’t hesitate to leave comments below for further assistance.

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